Sex Tide manage to pack a subterranean wallop entirely of their own accord. Yep, insert those earplugs 'coz Vernacular Splatter is gonna hurt, if only on your first or second encounter, anyway. Where can you find the DIY post-punk ethos of local yokels Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, the eccentricities of The Fall, and Sonic Youth's SST-era sprawl all rolled up into one garage-stompin' greaseball? You got it, right here on the six-track Vernacular, where the rubber meets the proverbial road, graciously scooped off the same slab of asphalt that only Flipper and AmRep bands of yore once dared to tread. And speaking of Flipper, this coed twosome wrangle up a raw, likeminded ruckus, with copious portions of low-end to spare. Highlights include the throbbing opener "Are You Even Alive," and a little further in the slow-burning muck of “Why Don’t You Want Me” which plods along like a molasses paced train wreck, equally compelling and repelling.
Vinyl copies (with splendidly hand-screened back covers) are available straight from Superdreamer Records, and Bandcamp, where you can also get your digital fix.
THE SUBURBS - st EP 79 w In Combo LP 80 w Credit In Heaven 2LP 81 w Dream Hog EP 82 w Love Is The Law LP 83 w st LP 86 - REPOST Request: Rattle My Bones was played at every high school dance at my school growing up. Also the album "Love Is The Law" was played at many a ho...
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